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Tories want workplaces to stay open as second wave of coronavirus looms

Tories want workplaces to stay open as second wave of coronavirus looms A second wave of coronavirus in Britain is imminent as cases continue to rise.

Tories refuse to take the blame for Covid-19 spike

Tories refuse to take the blame for Covid-19 spike The Tories’ drive to push people back to work—and reopen the economy—has plunged Britain into a second wave of coronavirus infections

US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington

US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington The US state prepared to use live fire against anti‑­racist protesters in Washington, a ­congressional inquiry has heard

‘Plainly we don’t have enough’—Tory in charge of coronavirus tests admits ‘significant’ failure

‘Plainly we don’t have enough’—Tory in charge of coronavirus tests admits ‘significant’ failure Tory test-and-trace tsar Dido Harding said the demand for tests was three to four times higher than capacity

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

Tory testing catastrophe pushes virus to spread

14 September 2020
Thousands of used coronavirus tests are being thrown away because there isn’t the capacity to analyse them. The shocking news means that many people who have taken a test will never get a result. 

International law is made for capitalism

14 September 2020
International law helps to regulate the relations between capitalist states. It plays an increasingly important role in providing a framework for the activities of transnational corporation

Misery for workers as hundreds of thousands to lose jobs 

14 September 2020
Unemployment will be the worst “in at least a generation” by the autumn as Tories and bosses try to make workers pay for the coronavirus crisis. 

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable

13 September 2020
The solution to ­homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster

11 September 2020
Cambridge university recently announced that it will be providing free weekly Covid-19 tests to all students living in college accommodation.

New coronavirus rules punish ordinary people for the Tories’ failures

09 September 2020
Boris Johnson’s calamitous Tories are rushing through panic measures following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

Tories—not young people—risk our lives

08 September 2020
The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

Coronavirus outbreaks in schools means students and staff still at risk

08 September 2020
Over 100 school outbreaks of coronavirus had been reported across Britain by Friday of last week. They include 73 in Scotland, where schools began to reopen from mid-August.

Massive surge in virus cases shows Tory failures

08 September 2020
Britain recorded an ­enormous rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Some 2,988 people tested positive, compared to 1,813 on Saturday—a rise of over 50 percent.

Extinction Rebellion takes on the right wing media barons

08 September 2020
Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests—which began in London, Manchester and Cardiff last Tuesday—have drawn thousands of people worried about the climate crisis onto the streets.

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles

07 September 2020
A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts

07 September 2020
A lobbying and PR firm co-founded by an ally of Dominic Cummings has been given two government contracts without competitive tenders during the pandemic.

Universal Credit claimant has payments snatched

06 September 2020
The government is snatching money from Universal Credit (UC) claimants with no explanation or warning. And claimants are finding it almost impossible to challenge the robbery.

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

05 September 2020
The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

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